Science in My Fiction wants you! More specifically, we want your articles. If you’re a fan of sci-fi or fantasy and you can’t help giving more than a passing thought to the real science behind warp drives and singing swords, then you might have what it takes to blog for SiMF. If you’re a scientist frustrated by speculative fiction which appears to thumb its nose at the basic principle of cause and effect, then you should hit us with your best shot.
From our ‘About’ page:
The purpose of the Science in My Fiction blog is to get science fiction and fantasy writers and fans thinking ahead of science again. Playful bloggers will take a look at recent scientific developments and extrapolate potential futures from them.
This is a fight for survival of the fiction. It’s time to seize culture and do science to it!
If you’re interested in writing for the blog, please choose a topic that is in some way relevant to speculative fiction, research it, and write an article about it. Remember to be playful – don’t take your subject or yourself too seriously or the internet will flame you alive and miss your point entirely – and remember to keep it real. We’re not interested in validating pseudo-science, but feel free to debunk myths or examine authentic scientific phenomena often mistaken for magic.
This should go without saying, but before you write your article, read several already posted to the blog to see for yourself what we expect. After you write it, take more than a moment to edit it. Typos happen, but rigor will deliver you far into our good graces.
Email your SiMF audition articles to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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